Kayvan Sabeghi, described as a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in intensive care at Highland Hospital in San Francisco, according to Reuters. Sabeghi is being treated for a lacerated spleen.
Former Marine Cpl. Scott Olsen is in the same hospital. He was brought there Oct. 25 after being struck in the head by a police-fired tear gas canister. Olsen is currently in fair condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
Iraq Veterans against the War, which along with Veterans for Peace has been supporting the Occupy movement in Oakland and elsewhere, said Sabeghi was detained by police late Wednesday during disturbances in downtown Oakland.
The group said Sabeghi was charged with resisting arrest and remaining present at the place of a riot.
KGO, the San Francisco ABC News affiliate, quoted Sabeghi’s sister as saying he was stopped by police, hit in the abdomen four times, and then arrested and jailed. Shoole Sabeghi told KGO that she spoke to her brother before he was taken into surgery at Highland....